Category Archives: Rome Bars

Modern Cocktails at Pasticcio

UPDATE AUGUST 2018: Pasticcio is now closed. The location is now PianoAlto. I lived in Los Angeles for 6 years. Some of my best friends still live in LA, but I had to leave before it drove me absolutely crazy. I still go back to DTLA every year to get a taste of the craziness– […]

Il Goccetto: Rome’s Coziest Wine Bar

Living most of my life in Southern California, I never really experienced what people like to call “winter.” I remember being so jealous of people who could actually wear pea coats. Pea coats were the cutest! Since moving to Rome and acquiring my own winter accessories arsenal, I get it. Winter is cold. All those […]

Post-Shopping Beer

I often walk to the centro storico, and since I live in Testaccio, this is a bit of a stroll. Certainly nothing outrageous, but it’s more than a quick jaunt around the corner. What starts out as a great idea for some exercise, turns to self doubt as I round Teatro Marcello and find myself […]

Hotel Raphael: Rooftop Bar in Rome

sunset over church domes from the rooftop restaurant at hotel raphael in Rome

There are a lot of great rooftop bars in Rome, but one of the most intimate and charming is the tiny seating area at the tippy top of Hotel Raphael.  It might seem strange to hang out at a hotel if you LIVE in Rome, but this is truly a unique and beautiful place in a […]

Finding Foreign Beer in Rome

When it comes to Italian beer, I’m a Nastro Azzuro girl.  It’s light, refreshing and easy to drink.  My main gripe about beer in Italy is the lack of variety.  I can occasionally find an artisanal Italian beer, and they are very very good, but sometimes a girl needs a little spice in her life. […]

Summer in Rome: The River Bars

It is officially summer in Rome. That means outdoor dining, gelato every day and river bars: For 6 Euro, you can get yourself a plastic cup of beer and take a seat for some serious people watching. The bars set up near Trastevere, on both sides of the Tiber River. They extend a ways down […]